TP38r Stage 3 Dual Ball Bearing Turbo - 7.3 Powerstroke OBS (1994-1998)

TP38r Stage 3 Dual Ball Bearing Turbo - 7.3 Powerstroke OBS (1994-1998)

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TP38r Stage 3 Dual Ball Bearing Turbo - 7.3 Powerstroke OBS (1994-1998)

TP38r Stage 3 Dual Ball Bearing Turbo - 7.3 Powerstroke OBS (1994-1998)

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SKU 300277

Regular price $ 2,226.00
Regular price $ 2,226.00 Sale price $ 2,226.00


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TP38r Stage 3 (66/73)

Gen 2 Dual Ball Bearing Turbo 

Supports: Up to 238cc/80% injectors


Features & Details:

  • Powder Coating can take up to 3 weeks before it ships
  • Upgraded Gen 2 Dual Ball Bearing Center Housing
  • 100% drop in turbo (no modifications required)
  • 66mm 7x7 SXE style Gen 2 compressor wheel with extended tip technology
  • 73mm SXE style Gen 2 turbine wheel
  • 4" ported compressor housing with drilled anti-surge for high flow
  • High Flow Non-EBPV outlet flange
  • Comes with all gaskets and o-rings to install
  • Comes with new 4" intake boot


That’s right, the Original TP38r is back and better than ever! We have spent several years on research and development modifying and battle testing our original ball bearings so that we could bring you the best and most reliable ball bearing design KC Turbos has ever produced.

The new TP38r compressor wheel is drastically different, it is a larger 7x7 KC300x Gen 2 compressor wheel. This newly redesigned compressor wheel is based on the 366SX-E compressor wheel and shares a similar blade profile except it is reverse rotation.

The Turbine Wheel also takes design notes from the 366SX-E but its larger diameter offers more flow and increased strength through the introduction of thicker blades, a thicker hub, and a thicker rear webbing making it much less prone to fatigue and wheel burst. The redesigned dual ball bearing center housing has been modified to accept the turbine’s increased shaft thickness from a 6.4mm on the original to 7.5mm for increased strength and longevity. 

This dual ball bearing turbo will surprise you at how much it will wake up your 7.3! We have torture tested it for longevity, proven its capability on the dyno, and at the Race Track. The 1.0 A/R Housing is intended to cool your EGTs above 3000 RPMS. For dedicated tow rigs and daily drivers, the .84 A/R Housing will provide a quicker spool and cooler EGT's below 3000 RPMs.

**Please select your trucks CCV when ordering**

**We Highly Recommend adding these products for best results:**

  1. Upgrading your Up-Pipes
  2. Upgrading EBPV Pedestal 
  3. Running a Hydra Programming Chip

EXHAUST BRAKES:  We get asked a lot about exhaust brakes and if they work with our turbos, these will retain the OEM feature if the vehicles calibration allows and is setup for it. We have found that some brands have clearance issues and might cause the brake to hinder performance, rub the turbine wheel, or cause other issues.  These brakes typically use some sort of flapper to close which causes extreme exhaust back pressure to aide in braking.  This can be hard on a turbo and motor and is not recommended. 

**Our turbos are designed to fit directly in 7.3 equipped pick-up trucks. Although our turbos can drop into 7.3 equipped Vans, you will need to modify the turbo intake boot and down-pipe for proper fitment**

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
T.J. Parsons
Should have done it sooner

What a difference this has made for my 97 F350. I was debating on what turbo to go with and one that would work with my setup. I finally decided to go with this TP38r stage 3 turbo and man did it wake up my ol 7.3. I wish I would have purchased this sooner knowing how much of a difference it has made for my truck.